I took a jolly trip to see the exhibition of textiles to see the 'Queens' of modern textile design at the FTM in Bermondsey. Set up 10 years ago by Zandra Rhodes a great pink building in the middle of a bustling south London street, now in the shadow of the Shard. I had never been before - shame on me.
Anyway, a very lovely time was had. And although I have seen most of these fabrics in books, it was great to see the scale of them and see them appreciated as art.
|An overall view of the main room.|
|Images taken through glass, on the sly.|
|Then I realised that no-one minded me taking pictures, so I got a bit bolder....|
|A view from the gallery|
There was also a bonus small room of the history of Sanderson fabrics, with a VT of traditional printing and images of modern photoshop printing (this is not mentioned on the website and was not there at Easter) I had been to the Sanderson headquarters back in the mid 80's with my art foundation course. Cannot remember much about it, which is a shame. It's now the Sanderson Hotel.